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Shell Factory & Nature Park

Features Animals
Opens in 22 min: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Really gone downhill

This place is really showing its age. Doesn't have nearly the same selection it used to, and if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Interesting place 3 in 1

Shells and other seashore items for sale. Two Restaurants on premise which serves seafood and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average20%
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SW Florida's #1 Family Destination! Spend the day with us! Offering shopping for everyone featuring everything from Shells, Coral, Sea Life, Christmas Collectibles, Fine Jewelry & Shell Jewelry,Shell Art & the perfect Gift for that someone...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
+1 239-995-2141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really showing its age. Doesn't have nearly the same selection it used to, and if you're going by to see the extensive stuffed animal exhibit, don't bother. It's closed. Also goes for the military exhibit. These were the only reason husband consented...More

Thank angelblueyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique place to visit. They have an indoor area where there is a Christmas shop with so many beautiful Christmas trees and decor as well as Halloween decorations. They have a jewelry store where you can find other neat accessories. A huge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shells and other seashore items for sale. Two Restaurants on premise which serves seafood and other commonly found foods on their menu. Small animal park, miniature golf, and lake boats to rent. Nice place to take children, quite a few things for them to do....More

Thank Earl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Dog and Grandkids love the Shell factory. Dogbones Grill is the BEST off leash restaurant in SWFL. Becky and Tammy are the BEST

Thank Bobbojama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On vacation near by, was worth the visit, from the animals to the gift shop so much to see. Loved being able to go in with the birds. Lunch was good too

Thank JoLynn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So finally we have visited the Shell Factory & Nature Park after seeing the sign on I 75 for years. The Shell Factory is a Mammoth sized retail store. The store and its "museums" are free. There is a Shell Museum,Fossil Museum, Pirates Corner, Christmas...More

Thank realitycheckunwanted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place will certainly not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you go in with a light spirit and just take in being thrown back decades in the past, it’s an interesting experience. My 9 year old loved it! So much to see (and...More

2  Thank Lara L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you were looking to recapture a memory from childhood you may enjoy this. I’m one that always enjoys old timey Florida stuff. But they need to be regularly taken care of and this has not been. I couldn’t bear to spend $13 on the...More

Thank 624kerrit
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The business model here is baffling. It is part theme park, part nature preserve, part shop and part food outlet. All of this is pretty chaotic-looking. To be charitable, with youngish children there is some fun stuff to see. We liked the pool with turtles...More

1  Thank 391ClaireB
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great attraction that has been around for a LONG time in the area but offers a unique experience. LOTS of shells to look at and buy along with other Florida tourist items. Has some really unique exhibits. Great staff.

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Lisa W
3 October 2018|
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Response from shelleybtravels | Reviewed this property |
I didnt notice a wheel chair rental option. That being said, I did see people in wheel chairs, so there is a chance. Also, the area is very wheelchair friendly, there are ramps and wide paths to get around. So if you do... More
4 April 2018|
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Response from sl423 | Property representative |
Hello, We have a Flea Market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Saturday's flea market features The Farmers Market. The open time is 7am and close time is usually between 1-2 pm
28 March 2018|
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Response from duvallcrawler | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, all the stores are free. Quickly looking at the Shell factory's website the prices for the Nature park are Adult $13 Children (4 to 12) $8 Seniors (55+) $10 Children 3 & under Free Family Annual Pass... More